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A State of War: Arkansas Remembers World War I

Department of Arkansas Heritage Storyline - April 24, 2017

Often dubbed the Great War, World War I had a profound impact on Arkansas. The 2017 Heritage Month theme, A State of War: Arkansas Remembers World War I, reflects the ongoing centennial commemoration of the role of Arkansas – and the entire United States – in the war, as well as the impacts of the war felt back home. Each year, an original poster celebrating Arkansas Heritage Month is made available to the public. This year’s Heritage Month poster depicts Arkansas soldiers in front of the Logan

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Juneteenth scheduled for June 17

Storyline - April 24, 2017

Join the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center (MTCC) for its annual Juneteenth celebration on June 17. Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States. From its Galveston, Texas, origin in 1865, the observance of Juneteenth as a celebration of African American

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Louise Halsey named 2017 Arkansas Living Treasure

Storyline - April 24, 2017

If you ask Louise Halsey when her weaving career began, she'll tell you it started when she was only five years old. “I was an avid maker of potholders and God’s Eyes,” she said with a smile. Officially, her passion for weaving was born

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New law increases state tax credits for historic rehabilitation

Storyline - April 24, 2017

One of Arkansas’s best incentives for the restoration of historic properties in the state just got better with the Arkansas General Assembly’s passage of Act 393 of 2017. The new law increases the amount of state tax credits available for certified rehabilitation projects on eligible properties that are

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Archives partnership digitizes 24 Arkansas newspapers

Storyline - April 24, 2017

Phil Graham, longtime publisher of the Washington Post, addressed a crowd of journalists in 1963 where he urged his colleagues to continue to produce the “first rough draft of history.” Historians have long valued newspapers as historical sources. The Arkansas State Archives, in partnership

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DCC to host 'Hometown Teams' sports exhibit

Storyline - April 24, 2017

Baseball. Soccer. Hockey. Bowling. Kickball. Surfing. People around the country are drawn to compete in these sports and many others. Still more gather on the sidelines to cheer for their favorite athletes and teams. Nowhere do Americans more intimately connect to sports than in their hometowns. The Delta

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Another endangered bat documented at Hell Creek Natural Area

Storyline - April 24, 2017

A federally endangered species, the Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis), was recently added to the list of endangered species at Hell Creek Natural Area in Stone County. Two Indiana bats were documented during surveys in February by Bryan Rupar, ANHC Chief of Land Acquisition and Stewardship; Patrick

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44th Annual Territorial Fair to feature Historic Arkansas Foodways

Storyline - April 24, 2017

Discover the cultures and conditions that shaped what 19th century Arkansans ate by taking a culinary tour through time as you watch frontier cooking at several stops and collect recipes as you go. Historic Arkansas Museum’s 44th Annual Territorial Fair will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May

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Old State House to host Arkansas Artifact Fair

Storyline - April 24, 2017

Bring World War I artifacts or other family treasures to the Old State House Museum on May 7 to learn more about them. In recognition of the centennial observation of World War I, the Arkansas Artifact Fair is an opportunity for anyone with an artifact or family

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New MTCC exhibit to explore family, community

Storyline - April 24, 2017

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center is pleased to announce its latest exhibit, which features the work of New York-based photographer Nina Robinson, will open June 6. In 2014, Robinson’s grandmother and family matriarch fell ill. Compelled to visit her in Arkansas, Robinson traveled from New

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Erica Campbell to headline 17th Annual Arkansas Delta Family Gospel Fest

Storyline - April 24, 2017

Recording artist and radio host Erica Campbell will headline the 17th Annual Arkansas Delta Family Gospel Fest on Saturday, May 20. This free event will run from noon to 7 p.m. on the Cherry Street Pavilion in downtown Helena. Campbell brings her style of urban

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Monuments around Arkansas honor WWI veterans

Storyline - April 24, 2017

At least 71,862 Arkansans served in the U.S. military during World War I, and some 2,183 died before the Great War ended. Many monuments were raised to honor the veterans after hostilities ceased, and five of them are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. One

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